In many Houston homes, families of our Houston realtors are in the back to school mode. This is true for many of our John Daugherty, Realtors sales associates who work and live around Houston’s finer neighborhoods such as River Oaks, Bellaire, Heights, Memorial, Tanglewood and West University. Our agents are not only knowledgeable and experienced in selling these neighborhoods, but they also knowledgeable and experienced in the schools they attended as well as those their children are attending.
Lil Newman’s two boys started Bunker Hill Elementary and Memorial High School, respectively last week. Lil loves the routine of school and has two other children that have already graduated, so it is not new to her. Best tips from Lil are to start earlier bedtimes, always buy elementary school supplies from the PTA so they will be ready and on her son’s desk on the first day of school; for the older kids she gets supplies early. Do a major grocery shopping trip before school starts to have everything needed for a good hearty breakfast, lunch supplies and most importantly after school snacks. She also prepares to spend a couple hours completing the paperwork that comes home on the first day. Along with back to school, Lil is currently involved in chairing the Memorial High School fundraiser this year which will be held September 16th at the SPJST lodge featuring Kevin Black (Clint Black’s brother).
Patricia Reed and her children were ready and back to school last week. She has children in Spring Branch Middle, Duchesne and University of Texas at San Antonio. Patricia says she is not ready, but her kids are ready to get back and see friends. she has not started a back to school routine in advance, but somehow it all works out. Her fondest memory of going back to school was getting new school supplies and setting up her locker.
Marc Ziegler’s triplets started this week at Harvard Elementary in the Houston Heights. Marc and his children are as ready as they are going to be. This is their 1st year so he says they are clueless as to what to expect. They did not start any special routine in advance other than talking about it daily and Marc read several books dealing with what they can expect. The first morning they got up early and had a large breakfast, then they walked the kids to school with Nana to get them situated. This was much different than his memory of going back to school when he says he always felt panicked.
Ready or not, school is back in session and will be for a while. Best of luck to our clients, sales associates, staff and their families for a great school year!